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Reports: Polanco released

According to several media outlets on Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Gregory Polanco on outright waivers,

According to Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Polanco is the highest paid Pirate on the roster this season at $11.6 million this year, with about $2.4 million of that still owed to him. Any team that would pick him up would be responsible for the remainder of his contract. But if he goes unclaimed, Polanco, 29, would be able to elect free agency.

There was no confirmation from the Pirates organization on the report. He is batting .198 for the 44-80 Pirates this season.

— From Mirror reports

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